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James Cook Boys Technology High School

James Cook Boys Technology High School

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University & Business Links

Western Sydney University

Students from years 10 and 11  attend the Western Sydney University UDay at the Bankstown campus. These excursions give students the opportunity to speak to current Western Sydney University students and academic staff, and explore the range of courses available at the University through academic presentations and interactive activities. This event provided students with the opportunity to gather information about their further education and career pathways. The university provided transport for the students, a BBQ lunch, and a university experience showcasing their new branding.

University of NSW (UNSW) Mosaic Project

This is an ongoing project that JCBTHS has with UNSW. Students in Years 9 and 10 are provided the unique opportunity of working with UNSW mentors on social and cultural issue to develop a project that will be presented at the university campus in Term 3 each year.

Cook Up Success

The Cook Up Success program is delivered to our year 10 students. In 2015 the program expanded to include components of the Crossroads course for senior students, as there were many elements that overlapped. The Cook Up Success and Crossroads program aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge to prepare them with their transition into senior school and beyond.

The highlight for the majority of students was the Speed Careering workshop. Guest from across a variety of industry volunteered their valuable time to share their career journey with our students. Small groups of students rotated every 6 minutes between each guest learning about career pathways, and engaging with specific equipment. A big thank you goes out to each of our guests from;

  • Australian Defence Force
  • UNSW Engineering
  • Vision Personal Training
  • Sydney City Law School
  • MM Photos
  • JMC Academy Film and Production
  • Try Surveying
  • Western Sydney School of Computing, Engineering and IT
  • Health Industry
  • Property Industry

The entire week wouldn't have been a success without the variety of workshops delivered by;

  • Paul Wade - Skills for Life
  • NRMA – Live Learn Drive
  • St George Youth Services – Drugs and Alcohol
  • Police – Safe Partying
  • Bay City Care – Respectful Relationships
  • City Rail – Travel Safe
  • Westpac Bank – Mock Interviews
  • Project Youth - Homelessness
  • Department of Human Resources – Financial Literacy